Monday, October 10, 2011

Participating Through Comments

Greetings! It's come to our attention that some people are having trouble posting comments on our posts, especially for our community writing prompt. If you're not familiar with blogs and how to comment on them, there's a great informational article available by clicking on this link.

If you still experience difficulties posting comments, please e-mail us at with as many details as possible so that we can address the issue ourselves.

We apologize for any difficulties you, our darling reader, might experience with the new blog, and we appreciate your patience while we get it working more smoothly.

New Improved Comments

Dear Readers,

We've now adjusted our settings for comments to allow more people to participate in our community more easily.

We like to do everything that we can to build a community of enthusiastic, supportive writers, so if you are posting comments "Anonymously," we would love it if you would include your name and what state or country you're posting from. We just like to know how our MANA family is growing regionally and globally.

Thank you all for bringing potential improvements to our attention and helping make this blog a success!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Community Writing Project I

We're kicking off our new blog with a new feature that we're really excited about. We'll now be posting regular writing prompts that give you the opportunity to participate in a collaborative writing exercise with the rest of the MANA family. Take what we give you and see where it takes you in ten minutes; then post your work in the comments, click "Post Comment," and let someone else run with the story for a while!

If you find that a prompt really takes you somewhere, send your work to us and we'll post it on the MANA Browsers page! (

So with no further ado, here's the first prompt that we've crafted for you:

The leaves on some of the trees were starting to turn yellow. Michael couldn't remember what kind of trees they were, the ones that turned yellow first, just that their flowers were called "catkins." It was bright out, too, like only a clear autumn morning can be. He zipped his new jacket up to his chin and headed to the first day of classes.

Don't be shy, jump on the Comments and let's see what happens! Take this chance to...

Keep writing!

Welcome to Our Renaissance!

Welcome to the MANA Sunriser!

It's new, it's improved, and it's a fantastic way of staying in touch with what's happening with and the whole of the MANA family. We've got a lot going on that we want to share with you, and we have some fantastic community-centered things planned for the Sunriser.

So hold onto your pens, we're headed forward at warp speed! And don't forget to

Keep writing!